ERIC Number: ED191108
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
The Beginnings of Communication Study in the United States.
The history of communication research in the United States is reviewed in this paper through an extensive look at the lives of four men who made significant contributions to the field: Harold Lasswell, Kurt Lewin, Paul Lazarsfeld, and Carl Hovland. The pattern of institute formation in the social sciences is briefly reviewed to explain the development of communication research as a professional career field. The paper concludes with the suggestion that communication study may be absorbed into a more broadly conceived science of human society in the future. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hovland (Carl); Lasswell (Harold D); Lazarsfeld (Paul); Lewin (Kurt)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (30th, Acapulco, Mexico, May 18-23, 1980).